Pierre Mertiny, PhD, PEng, FASME

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Associate Dean Student Conduct, Faculty of Engineering - Deans Office

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
pierre.mertiny@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6982
Address
10-243 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Associate Dean Student Conduct, Faculty of Engineering - Deans Office
Email
pierre.mertiny@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~acmegrp/ Mechanics And Materials Fracture Mechanics Composites And Polymers Nano And Micro Materials Energy And Environment Energy Storage engineering design fabrication Testing modeling Engineering Department Executive


About

Education:

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, U. Alberta (2005)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, U. Hannover, Germany (1999)

Awards/Honors:

  • 2019 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2016-2019 Vargo Teaching Chair, University of Alberta
  • 2015, 2016, 2018 August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship, Chair of Carbon Composites, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 2015 Summit Award - Excellence in Education, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • 2014 McCalla Professorship, University of Alberta
  • 2014 Guest Professorship, Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Culture and Fine Arts, Germany
  • 2013 Visiting Professorship, “TUM Teaching Agenda” Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 2012 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award 

Professional Activities:

  • 2019-present President, Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSMA)
  • 2019-present Senator (Outreach and Events), Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2018-present Associate Chair (Undergraduate), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2018-2017 Chair, Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2018-2017 Vice-Chair, Pressure Vessel and Piping Division, ASME
  • 2015-present Advisor EcoCar Student Team, Faculty of Engineering
  • 2015-2019 Secretary, Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials (CACSMA)
  • 2014-present Student Liaison and Newsletter Editor, ASME Northern Alberta Section
  • 2013-2017 Programs Chair, ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division
  • 2011-2013 Membership Chair, ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Division
  • 2011-2014 Chair, ASME Northern Alberta Section
  • 2011-present DAAD Research Ambassador at the UofA (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • 2009-2014 Coordinator at the University of Alberta for the International Summer School "On the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Energy Supply" at Technical University of Freiberg, Germany

Research

Dr. Mertiny has focused his research on advanced polymer composite materials, including material behavior, damage mechanisms, failure prediction and structural health monitoring under multiaxial loadings; nanocomposite materials and adhesively bonded joints. The fabrication of composite component and structures is a particular area of expertise. Of special interest is the filament-winding manufacturing method and its application to the fabrication of components with rotational symmetry. Research projects primarily involve components for the energy sector, e.g. piping and vessels, energy storage flywheels. Further information about Dr.Mertiny's research can be found on the Webpages of the Advanced Composite Materials Engineering Group.


Teaching

Dr. Mertiny is passionate about promoting excellence in teaching. He has been appointed a Vargo Teaching Chair at the University of Alberta. He has received several teaching awards by the University of Alberta and external organizations, including the Summit Award for Excellence in Education by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (2015) and the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (2012). 

Courses

MEC E 260 - Mechanical Design I

Design morphology, analysis and design of components, mechanical design with electric motors, computer-aided design introduction, design project. Prerequisite: ENGG 160. Corequisite: MEC E 265 and CIV E 270.

Winter Term 2022

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